Archive for the ‘Silly Maths Jokes’ Category

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1. Cool Maths Video

January 15, 2013

Sometimes the muses look down upon Middle School Maths teachers and say ‘Gadzooks! …

…. those courageous purveyors of The mathematiques need a little help.

Shazam!’

one direction

And here it is.

ONE Direction … who Mathspig foolishly kept calling ONe Dimesnsion in a talk to 14 year olds last year … AHHHH!!!

Getting confused over rock star names is just, soooooo pathetic, like mum and dad.

But do One Direction know their maths? What do you think? Does this video make sense?

Or are they just number Tragics?

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Weird Maths Activity

Play the video at the beginning of the class. Set the days work. Then at the end of the class, students have to sing their answers … clicking their fingers … One Direction style ….

One Direction Math Joke:

one direction in math

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2. MoMaths: Manhattan’s Museum of Mathematics

January 15, 2013

Mathspig is excited. O wonder. O rapture. O Mathematical magic.

A museum of mathematics has just opened in New York, on Manhattan no less.

George Hart with his math art and students at MOMATH

George Hart with his math art and students at MOMATH

Here is a quote from New Scientist:  New Scientist 10 Dec 2012

The founders of the Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) know they have a fight on their hands, given the pervasive idea that the subject is boring, hard and scary. But they are determined to give mathematics a makeover, with exhibits that express an unselfconscious, giddy joy in exploring the world of numbers and forms.

“We want to show a different side of mathematics,” says museum co-founder Cindy Lawrence. “Our goal is to get kids excited, and show them the math they’re doing in school is just one tree in a whole huge forest.”

It looks like fun, fun, fun.

Mathspig will go all the way from Australia later in the year just to wallow mathspiggy-style in all this fun maths.

2 menger sponge momaths

Menger Sponge Cycle

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View Inside MOMATH math museum NY

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Having fun at MOMATH

Weird Math ACTIVITY

Here is a link to a PDF file of some fantastic shapes that fold two ways like TRANSFORMERS.

You can make these fantastic shapes by Joseph O’Rouke, Olin Professor of Computer Science @ Smith College MA if you go here.

7 Jospeph O'Rourke book

 

8 JOseph O'Rourke

If you really are curious as to what research mathematicans do, go here. It’s really interesting stuff.

SNACK TIME

While you are in the cafe you better do something mathsy. Here is the way to cut a bagel for the maximum spread of cream cheese.

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How to maximise cream cheese spread.

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3. Yes! They’ll All Stare at Your Mathematical Hair

January 15, 2013

Maths teachers are often accused of having the dress sense of a circus elephant and the hairstyles of a geriatric orangutan.

Is this fair? You decide. Here are some maths teacher haircuts from the archives.

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However there are maths teachers and mathematicians out there who will take one for the cause. Here are two noble maths devotees.

 

How dedicated are maths teachers?????

Or, a more relevant question could be how insane are maths teachers?

1. Nick Sayers

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Makezine Math Monday

2 math haircut 1  momath.org

 

2. David Whitfield, Math Teacher, Parkrose High School

3 Parkrose HS Math teacher DAvid Whitfield

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3. You should be scared Mathspiggies.

Very, very scared.

What happens if you don’t do you maths homework?

Cruel and unusual punishment:

7 math kid haircut

You vill be punished. You vill pay for the error of you vays. Evil laugh.

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Weird Maths Activity

How long would it take for your hair to grow as tall as you??? Assuming your hair can grow that long.

You’ll find all you need to know here:

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Jedward Hair

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7. Cool Maths Stuff

January 15, 2013

Maths rocks, right?

math handbag

So mathspiggies here is some really cooooool maths stuff.

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1. Cool Math Jeans for Girls

by Australian designer Perrin Linn.

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA

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1.2 The Math Jeans by Peren Linn

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2. Cool bag

2 math bag

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3. Cool iPhone cover

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4. Cool Poster

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5. Cool Math Stamp

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Weird Maths Activity

Really, Really Cool Paper Plane from NASA

6 soda straw rocket   jpl.nasa.gov

 

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10. Way Weird Maths

January 15, 2013

In the Way Weird Maths department are:

1. The Back Hair Coiff

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2. The Fibonacci Hair Flip

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Fibonacci Hair

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3. Fractal Jewellery

This jewellery made with diamonds and sapphires by Mark Newson for the jeweller Boucheron is based on the Julia Set shown below.

fractal jewllery by Mark Newson for boucheron…………………….

fractals Julia setJulia Set

 

4. Scary Math

Halloween or not, this guy is scary!!!!!

halloween geek

Could this be the math teacher you do not want to meet int he dark?

 

6. Geometric Hair

Mathspig calls this the Isosceles coiff (below). You have to see it from the Right Angle!!!

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The Cubic Hair. The model is actually saying ‘Geometry stole my brain’.

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The Tesselation tresses. The hard work is is walking into the wind so you don’t upset the tessellations.

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7. Maths bling watch

Hammacher Schlemmer is offering The LED Matrix Watch for $79.9

How do you tell the time? Work it out mathspigs.

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8. Maths is Evil Mug

See, maths is evil. We have the proof!!!

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9. Math Body Art

These are scary maths tatts. What if the tattooist failed maths? He might make a big mistake.  And you’d have maths teachers forever correcting your back … possibly with red pens.

 math knuckle tattoo….You wanna punch in the face by an inverse function

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………… I am the unit circle of an exponential cult!!!

math tattoo

…… I am a standard deviation or is that a deviant?

10. Truly scary math tatt.

Someone this crazy about math may not be stable.

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… I am the Math Murderer of your worst nightmares. (Cue: hysterical laugh.)

 

Weird Math Activity

Here is the challenge. Can your maths students make up clock faces (they need not be round) that tell the time using only:

1. triangles

2. algebra

3. matrices

4. fractions

5. a bar graph

6. a line graph

7. pi

8. trigonometry

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Advanced Algee baa II

November 1, 2012


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Baa Graph Ha! Ha!

November 1, 2012